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John Dramani Mahama

Date of Birth: 29 November 1958
Place of Birth: Damongo, Northern Region, Ghana


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Akufo-Addo faces the costs of an IMF deal

The NDC's likely presidential candidate in 2024 Akufo-Addo's predecessor John Dramani Mahama lambasted the NPP's economic record on 30 June the day before Akufo-Addo announced the recourse to the IMF...

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A reluctant reversion to the IMF

The opposition National Democratic Congress and its likely presidential candidate John Dramani Mahama will benefit politically from the Akufo-Addo government's U-turn on the IMF...


Plans for urban forest raise hackles

He also argued that the previous government under President John Mahama had taken the first steps to reallocate Achimota when sections of the forest that had been developed were released to the Owoo family in September 2013...


Who judges the judges?

It is accepted as custom rather than strict law that the Chief Justice – as primus inter pares – can choose which judges sit on a panel but this practice has been brought into question by the absence of any dissenting opinion in the recent presidential elections judgment including rulings on nine key procedural applications filed by defeated candidate John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)...


The prosecutor isn't so special

That was all under the NDC's President John Mahama...

Before the 2020 elections Amidu said he would defer investigation of the NDC's presidential candidate John Mahama over the €5m Airbus Industrie bribery scandal which has been heard in the British courts...

Since his appointment in January 2017 by then President John Mahama Auditor-General Domelevo had vastly improved accountability...


Edging Farmajo towards the exit

The President of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on 1 May announced the appointment of a special envoy John Dramani Mahama former President of Ghana to mediate in Mogadishu...


SPECIAL REPORT: How Vincent Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port

Ghana's ministerial investigation and Africa Confidential's research show how Bolloré and his foreign partners: persuaded then-President John Dramani Mahama to award MPS a new container terminal contract in secret with no tender or bids in 2014 violating procurement laws; overstated the planned investment by a factor of two which won tax holidays worth $832 million from an unwitting parliament; surreptitiously cut Ghana's equity in MPS to 15% after first agreeing to 30%; persuaded the government to allow it a monopoly on handling containers putting thousands of jobs at other port concerns at risk and driving up prices and to set tariffs; reduced the fees payable to the government over the life of the concession by $4...

In exchange Bolloré got improved terms for his concession at Lomé port and permission to build a third terminal there very similar to the contracts President John Mahama authorised for Bolloré in Ghana in 2014...

THE ENTERPRISING MAHAMAS During Ghana's vigorous election campaigns ex-President John Mahama's National Democratic Congress and President Nana Akufo-Addo's New Patriotic Party trade vicious accusations about wholesale corruption by the other party but prosecutions are rare...

He named Samuel Adam as the 'intermediary' in January 2020 and said John Mahama 'indisputably' was the elected government official...

John Mahama called Amidu 'stupid'...

John Mahama was still president and denied all knowledge of the business...

Again John Mahama's representatives denied he had influenced the award and saw nothing suspicious in the timing...

John MahamaThe President who curtailed legitimate procurement processes on the new container terminal and awarded MPS all the build and operate contracts in secret in November 2014...

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